Rich, opulent and oh-so-vibrant, blue and orange interiors are trending - and they're so much more sophisticated than you might first imagine.

Forget gaudy, tasteless tones, the blue and orange interiors of today are luxurious, timeless, elegant and versatile - so much so that they're guaranteed to inject a new lease of life into homes of all different styles and ages.

A dated and dull living room has been made into a cosy sanctuary with lots of blue paint, smart new shutters, a hard-wearing carpet, a classic rug and plenty of accessories

Whether you're looking to embrace an entirely new scheme or spruce up your existing space with some fresh accessories, we've compiled a list of our favourite blue and orange designs to give you some on-trend interior inspiration.

From gorgeous navy and amber rugs to tangerine and teal wallpaper, keep reading to discover 27 gorgeous room designs that might just make blue and orange your new favourite colour combo...

Blue and orange interior ideas

How to style your room using blue and orange

Mix electric blue feature paint with natural terracotta accents

blue and orange living room with terracotta pots
Image by Habitat

This stunning design uses electric blue feature paint to put an interesting spin on a classic Mediterranean villa, and the results are nothing short of gorgeous. If you want to incorporate a similar design feature into your own home, you don't actually need to have alcoves built into your space - you could always use bright blue chalk paint on the insides of a bookcase instead, or even add painted wall arches into your space to create an interesting feature. Be sure to finish off the look with some sculptural terracotta pots and orange cushions just like those in the design above - they'll do a great job of emphasising the strong blue tones and distinguish the look from coastal style.

Create a maximalist haven with clashing blue and orange motifs

Blue and orange rugs
Image by Mindthegap

This design is all about embracing a 'more is more' philosophy, and while blue is the most predominant colour in the scheme, we love how the designer has chosen wallpaper and accessories with zesty orange tones running through them. These hints of orange work to break up the room and add another level of visual interest to the cosy, layered scheme. If you want a similarly maximalist home that's full to the brim with colour, why not take cues from the room above and team a patterned blue and orange rug with a graphic blue and orange wallpaper? You can either break up the busyness with bedding in one solid colour, or embrace your inner maximalist and layer more pattern into the scheme with throws and cushions.

Style a navy blue sofa on a rust coloured rug

blue and orange living room
Image by Cult Furniture

This contemporary living room combines the grounding effects of orangey earth tones with the calming effect of navy blue, and we absolutely love the tranquil result. To create a similarly soothing blue and orange scheme, take cues from the room above and use subtle terracotta tones as a base for a deep blue sofa. Opting for an orange-toned rug and curtains will allow the blue sofa to become a bold focal point, while still keeping the space feeling chilled and cocooning.

Contrast timeless teal and tangerine tones

blue and orange room
Image by Cult Furniture

If you've been looking for ways to style up your teal living room, look no further. This gorgeous living room design is all about contrast - it mixes cool and warm tones, plus old and new accents, to create a relaxed and eclectic bohemian style. The result is a space that feels thoroughly modern, yet it's still packed with the character and charm that we'd normally associate with older properties. Echo the look in your own living room by teaming matte blue walls with a lustrous, orange velvet sofa, and don't forget a white berber rug. Add personality with quirky antique wall art, and style up your coffee table with aesthetic books, a statement vase and a crystal or two.

Team a burnt orange statement chair with inky blue walls

blue and orange chair
Image by Cuckooland

Many people shy away from dark decor in fear that it'll make a space look gloomy or dull, but this blue and orange design is perfect proof that with the right accessories, dark decor can instantly make a space feel luxurious and cosy. To create a similarly opulent vibe in your own home, start by painting your radiators, walls and flooring in the same tone of deep inky blue - we love Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue - then style in some statement furniture in a burnt orange shade. To finish the look and enhance the warm tones of the orange furniture, add in a dash of gold with metallic soft furnishings or hardware. The result will be a glamorous, art deco inspired space that's the perfect balance of relaxing and uplifting.

Create a bold statement with orange and blue wallpaper

Orange and blue wallpaper
Image by Woodchip and Magnolia

If you love the idea of embracing the blue and orange interior trend but you're not quite ready for a full room makeover, why not create a feature wall using orange and blue wallpaper? This one from Woodchip and Magnolia combines navy blue and burnt orange in a timeless floral motif that would look incredible in new build and period homes alike. To create a similar design at home, take cues from the design above and finish the look with a contemporary blue sofa and orange accent accessories. If you want to create a more subtle look, you could always swap out the tangerine cushions for beige or gold ones - they'll echo the warm tones of the orange motif in the wallpaper, but overall, they'll look a little more subtle.

Style classic French furniture with blue and orange bedding

Orange and blue bedding
Image by French Bedroom Company

If you're looking for a bedroom scheme that'll stand the test of time, French country decor is the answer - but this doesn't necessarily mean you have to steer clear from trending colour combinations. Instead of opting for the usual all-white scheme, why not introduce a pop of colour into your space by teaming your chateau-inspired furniture with some blue and orange bedding? It'll add a vibrant, summery twist to a traditional French scheme!

Spruce up your bed with orange and blue cushions

Orange and blue cushions
Image by MylittlewishShop via Etsy

These graphic, Aztec inspired feature cushions are perfect proof that you don't need to spend a fortune to embrace the gorgeous blue and orange trend. Instead of spending lots of cash redecorating your home, why not incorporate some bold orange and blue cushions into your existing bedroom or living room scheme? They're budget friendly, and will instantly inject a bit of the on-trend colour palette into your space. If you want to create a similar look to the one in the design above, don't forget to team your feature cushion with a plain teal cushion - the layering of accessories will create an expensive, boutique hotel inspired look.

Use rust and teal tones to put a twist on a traditional farmhouse scheme

burnt orange sofa and blue rug
Image by Traumteppich

Think the blue and orange trend is only suited to modern homes? Think again! This farmhouse decor scheme uses soft teal and rust shades as feature colours in an otherwise neutral room, and the result is a space that feels perfectly warm and balanced. Instead of opting for brights, the designer has laced a small amount of muted teal, burnt orange and navy in amongst subtle neutrals so that the space doesn't feel overwhelmed. If you're lucky enough to have exposed brick feature walls in your home, try to make sure you pick orange furnishings with a similar undertone - this will help your space to feel seamless and cohesive.

Frame orange and blue wallpaper with teal wood panelling

Orange and blue wallpaper
Image by Dunelm

If you find the idea of floor to ceiling wallpaper slightly intimidating, you're not alone. The answer? Wood panelling. The design above makes a bold statement by panelling a third of the wall in a bold blue shade, finishing the look with a coordinating orange and blue wallpaper. If you're after something more subtle, why not panel half the wall and give it a lick of neutral paint before adding some colour with wallpaper on the other half? Alternatively, you could always panel the whole wall to add a sense of depth and character - if you're not into wallpaper, this is a great way to add texture and interest to a space without using busy patterns. Whichever design you go for, don't forget to check out our guide on how make and install your own wood panelling quickly and easily, and make sure you take a look at our guide to the best wood panelling ideas.

Feeling inspired? Don't forget to check out our real home makeovers and all of our favourite living room ideas here!


Thea JeffreysDigital Writer

Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.